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Suspected Texas serial killer confesses nearly 40 years later

In 1978, Edward Harold Bell shot and killed a man in front of the victim’s mother. He was subsequently sent to prison for murder. However, it wasn’t the first time he had killed, he claims. Bell, now in his 70′s, has confessed to the string of murders that occurred in the Houston area from 1971 to 1977.

“In disturbing letters sent to Harris and Galveston county prosecutors in 1998 – but kept secret for 13 years – Bell claimed to have killed seven girls, including two Galveston 15-year-olds shot as they stood tied up and half naked in the chilly waters of Turner Bayou, according to excerpts and descriptions of Bell’s letters obtained by the Houston Chronicle.”

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